On Saturday, I made a much needed trip to the grocery store. I ended up stopping at Kroger and Aldi. Both of these are a bit of a drive from my hometown, but it’s worth the extra time and distance to find more variety. Of course, my Aldi is in the middle of a remodel, so they will be closing soon for that to be completed. I am excited that they’re making the store larger, but I’m going to be a mess for the month that they’re closed. Where am I going to get cheap veggies and heavy cream?!
When I first began to eat low carb, one of my biggest hurdles was figuring out what to eat when I was on the go. Most of the time, I pack a lunch and bring it from home, but that’s not always an option. If I have to get lunch from a fast food place, these are some of the low carb choices I make.
In January, I decided to change my life. After years of being overweight and unhappy with myself, I knew I needed to take action. I’m still fat, but I feel better and am slowly making progress.
I’ve tried lots of diets in the past—from calorie counting to Weight Watchers—and had moderate levels of success. The problem was that after a certain amount of time, I’d revert back to old habits. After seeing the success of others, I decided to try a low-carb, gluten-free way of life. As a carb-loading, potato-loving, bread-adoring lady, this change was difficult!
The first few weeks felt like torture. I was tired and cranky. My energy hit an all-time low. All I wanted to do was nap and lounge around. My body ached like I had the flu. I wasn’t sure I could handle it, and the urge to give in to my cravings felt overwhelming. There were many times when I thought about eating a doughnut, a yeast roll, or a piece of pie. I wanted to throw in the towel and give up!